Despite numerous reforms and billions of dollars aimed at improving access
to care for veterans, wait times for appointments at VA hospitals are
still out of control. Many veterans in desperate need of care are still
having to wait months or more to receive care. Some are dying before they
even have a chance to see a doctor.
The Phoenix, Arizona VA facility is one of the worst offenders, especially
in light of last year’s reports of “secret” appointment
lists disguising the true amount of veterans waiting for care. In August,
the average wait for appointment times at this facility was over 90 days.
Many of the veterans waiting for care are in need of critical health procedures
that require timely attention.
Since last year’s scandal, the VA has made changes that should double
its capacity to meet the needs of veterans, but so far, demand for services
has proportionately increased. While the VA claims that they are able
complete appointments in a week or less, whistleblowers are saying that
the figures the VA reports publicly do not reflect actual wait times.
The VA has confirmed that they have changed the way they calculate wait
times, leading many people to remain skeptical about any statistics that
come from the VA. The loss of public trust is too great.
Shook & Stone is Committed to Protecting the Rights of Service Members
For years, the VA has been notorious for failing our nation’s veterans.
As a former service member, you should not have to suffer for the VA’s
inefficiencies and other failings. You have worked hard to protect our
there is no excuse for you not to receive the care you are entitled to
in a timely manner. Shook & Stone understands your frustration and is ready to fight for you!
Since 1997, our
Las Vegas Veterans Disability lawyers have fought hard to protect the rights of injured and disabled people.
We are skilled and knowledgeable in this area of law and are uncompromising
in our will to pursue justice on behalf of those who need it most.
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